January was a really bad month for the claims of crisis by global warming alarmists. Frigid temperatures destroyed fruit and coral in Florida, and snow fell on Al Gore's palatial home in normally warmer Tennessee. Because of the revelation of emails and documents from the Climate Research Unit, an official associate of the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, we now know about some scientists' willingness to suppress data and to rig the process in order to pretend there is consensus among scientists that global warming is coming, to ostracize contrary views, and to push their globalist agenda.
Obama's State of the Union Speech demanded cap-and-trade legislation, but that fell on deaf ears. Even the New York Times admitted that "prospects grew dimmer" for the global warming advocates because Scott Brown repudiated cap-and-trade in his winning campaign for the Senate in Massachusetts, and some incumbents who voted for the House bill are now worried about reelection. Senators are admitting that the cap-and-trade bills in the House and Senate are not going to pass. January ended with a cold blast from Osama bin Laden blaming the United States for not halting what he called "the global warming crisis" and for failing to sign the Kyoto Protocol. He wants to punish us by getting the global economy to abandon the U.S. dollar.
What was to have been the baptism of the major nations into the religion of global warming in Copenhagen, Denmark turned out to be a dry run. President Obama came and left empty handed, Communist China refuses to limit its emissions, and the Third World dictators didn't get the $100 billion handouts they expected.
The main cause of unemployment and poverty is the lack of enough energy. We should be increasing the use of energy rather than expanding government to give it power to restrict energy.
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